In Yemen, many new and traditional security providers operate and compete at the local level. Changes in security governance result in quick political fragmentation and reordering of security relations.
The Egyptian military’s takeover in 2013 transformed its role in the national economy, turning it into an autonomous actor that can reshape markets and influence government policy setting and investment strategies.
In a period of unpredictable change, Lebanon’s armed forces are indispensable to internal stability.
A Yemeni scholar visited the city of Marib and found that, against all odds, people are using their resilience and ingenuity to survive the devastation of war.
Spot analysis from Carnegie scholars on events relating to the Middle East and North Africa
From Egypt to America, a military enmeshed in politics is bad for stability and democracy.
Algeria’s president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has been dismissing high-profile security officials at an unprecedented rate without any public explanation from Bouteflika or his inner circle.
By integrating pro-regime armed groups into state structures, the Assad regime has created a hybrid military order.
The hybridization of security governance in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Yemen leaves them with forms of sovereignty that are both constrained and constantly contested.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb lost its Kabylia stronghold through its multiple mistakes.